Mabel Circuit Paddle Tour 2001

Aug 3-7, Fri - Tues

This page last updated 2005 Jan 29

Contact Peter at for more info.


A non-EVCC private event will be occurring simultaneously with the Mabel Lake bicycle trip this year. Mabel Lake Circuit Bicycle Tour Developer, and last year's Mabel Tour Co-Ordinator, Peter LaGrandeur, will be co-ordinating a "parallel" EXPLORATORY paddling tour employing canoes and sea kayaks. This is a trip for paddlers previously experienced with paddling techniques and longer distances.


Participants will start their paddling route at the north end of Mabel Lake and ultimately finish at Sicamous on the Trans Canada Highway. The reaches to be paddled will be mostly flat water lakes or grade I moving water. Vehicle shuttling will be required. ** Final details of this itinerary still to be finalized. **

Day 1: north end of Mabel Lake to either Cottonwood Bay campground (B.C. Forest Rec site) or random lakeshore camp two km south. 14km

Day 2: Cottonwood bay to Mabel Lake Provincial Park. Vehicle shuttle to Riverlea campground 12km south with help from vehicle from Riverlea campground. 17km

Day 3: Vehicle shuttle back to Mabel Lake Provincial Park. Paddle to Kingfisher. Stay at Kingfisher Campground. 18-25km

Day 4: Portage around dam and rapids with help from vehicle from Kingfisher campground. Paddle to Enderby on Shuswap River. Camp at Riverside campground in town. 34km

Day 5: Paddle Shuswap River, Rosemond Lake and Mara Lake to Sicamous to stored vehicles. 45km This day may be broken into two depending on participant capabilites.

Campsites will be the same for the first three nights for the paddle participants as for the pedal group.


Each participant will pay their own expenses along the way as required. No money will be collected by the tour co-ordinator. Expected costs will include, but are not limited to, vehicle shuttling and campgrounds.


Hazards on the paddling trip will include, but are not limited to, sun light, wind, some moving water, portages around a dam or other obstructions, wild animals including bears.

** This tour event is not associated in any way with any formal group, association, club or any business. **

Risk Acknowledgement & Acceptance of Self Responsibility

This trip is conducted on the understanding it is a 'Common Adventure' where each participant conducts him/herself independently, makes his/her own judgements about safety and well being, takes full responsibility for his/her own actions, and contributes whatever he/she can towards the success of the trip.

The Tour Co-Ordinator, Peter LaGrandeur, is not a leader or professional guide of any type and acts only to assist in providing basic logistical arrangements for initiating and running the trip. The route, itinerary and all other aspects of this trip are only suggested and, as responsible tourists, each participant is expected to research everything prior to the trip to whatever extent he/she feels is necessary to determine that all is safe and suitable. Safety is ALWAYS EACH PERSON'S responsibility AT ALL TIMES.

Each participant is expected to possess any skills, equipment, fitness, common sense, etiquette, knowledge of applicable legislations, etc., to enjoyably and safely be involved in this activity. Each participant is the sole and final judge about his/her capability to safely proceed with this tour.

All participants recognize financial loss, physical injuries and death to be real possibities facing anyone in the sport of paddling and related activities and agree to assume all risks and consequences. Participants should arrange whatever property and accident insurance they deem necessary before commencing this trip.

Any person who does not feel confident or self reliant about their abilities or who does not agree with this philisophy should not participate on this tour.


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